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Warts

Warts are skin growths caused by a virus. The virus infects the top layer of skin, causing it to grow rapidly.

Warts can grow anywhere on your body. Most warts go away on their own, but they may come back.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of March 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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